Monday, 23 January 2012

LTT Vending Announce Publication of Talking Books.

LTT Vending is pleased to announce the publication of the first three sponsored Talking Books, for its designated charity, the RNIB’s Talking Books Service. 

It costs £4 million a year to run the Talking Books Service which provides over 39,000 members with a library of over 18,000 unabridged audio books. Each book is brought to life by professional narrators or the author.

Fewer than one in twenty titles published in the U.K. are available in a format blind and partially sighted people can read. The publication of The First Little Fairy, The Secret of Hunter’s Keep and Chosen, are welcome editions to the RNIB’s Children’s Talking Book library.

LTT Vending has very strong links to the RNIB as their Chairman, Michael Levi, is himself partially sighted and uses the RNIB’s Talking Books Service. In addition to LTT’s charitable events this year; they have also pledged to match  £ for £ money raised by staff for the RNIB, during individual fund raising events.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

How to: Save money on coffee facilities and keep staff happy

With the U.K. economy on a virtual plateau, and the Government spending cuts beginning to take effect in the public sector. Private businesses are undertaking major cost cutting exercises and improving efficiencies in a bid to whether the financial storm.

Facilities and office managers have difficulty striking a balance between providing adequate coffee facilities for staff and customers, on ashrinking budget, whilst keeping an eye on corporate social responsibility and ecological issues.

Many facilities management companies outsource refreshment provision to specialist vending companies to provide the vending machines and maintenance on their behalf. As a result a business may not be receiving the most appropriate facilities for their needs, and the costs may be higher than if dealing with the vending companies direct.
Vending machines have come a long way in the past 50 years. It is now possible to serve a complete range of meals from a virtual restaurant. These machines are the ideal canteen replacement offering a quick, convenient, 24 hour service, without the need for additional catering staff; potentially saving businesses up to 90% of their catering budget without compromising on facilities.

Modern coffee machines are more energy efficient than traditional kettles and water boilers and in most cases serve beverages in under 30 seconds. The best modern coffee machines will serve a range of coffee shop favourite drinks such as Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso; the ingredients of which come from sustainable and even Rainforest Alliance Certified sources.

By using specialist companies to provide bespoke facilities, managers can ensure a hassle-free provision, serving the range of high quality coffee shop style refreshments staff and customers have come to expect.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Douwe Egberts and vending operators provide a cost effective alternative to high street coffee.

Recent online posts by, Paul Freeman, Marketing Director at Douwe Egberts Coffee Systems UK, explain how vending operators throughout the country have had significant successes in comparison to high street chains in the hot drinks market.

Mr Freeman, in an article for Vending International goes on to discuss how vending operators like LTT Vending for example demanded better machines and better quality products for their clients.  Vended coffee is no longer a simple convenience solution; clients like @BupaUK and @SussexUni ensure that their clients have the best solution available.

LTT Vending is in the enviable position of working with a range of machine manufacturers and as a consequence is able to provide bespoke solutions depending on the requirements of the client and their customer base.  University of Leeds employ the Giraffe machine, affectionately called the ‘quid with a lid’ which serves 12oz premium quality drinks at a fraction of the cost of High Street rivals, the end result is students spend more time on campus.

Edward Selka, Managing Director, at LTT Vending believes passionately that employing quality products is the best way of differentiating from the crowd and the only way of ensuring customer retention.  Happy customers mean happy clients, LTT Vending prides itself on ‘being the customer’s choice’.